Update in Australia

It’s been too hot for me to use my laptop, as I’m concerned about it overheating, despite running fans and air-con.  However, late today it’s come in cooler, even trying to rain a bit, so I’m back on board for a while….however, there’s more hot weather just around the corner.

Of course, the bushfires continue and continue to be on everyone’s mind, and hearts are breaking; hearts are breaking even for those who are not directly impacted, but who feel things deeply, and truly understand the connectedness of all on this planet.

Talking with a friend today, she expressed concerns that the donations flooding into helping those affected, would be carefully managed.  I agree.  For also, it’s not just about an immediate response, but to be there for the long haul.  There’s no instant fixes.

Anyway, I’m providing a link to an organisation that’s been there helping wildlife for decades.  The Foundation For National Parks and Wildlife is a non-government organisation on a mission to protect Australia’s ecosystems and native species for generations to come. It is the charity partner of Australia’s National Parks.

Zoos Victoria also has a bushfire emergency Wildlife Fund accepting donations.

I’d also like to link to a very wonderful writer on WordPress, Kit, who writes on This Wholehearted Life.  Please take a trip over to her place, I’m sure you’ll not be disappointed.  It was the song that she put at the end of the post that I’m including here, as I feel it’s inspiring – and God knows many need some inspiration in these dark times.